Grace Christian College held its 1st graduation ceremonies in Diploma in TESOL- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Diploma in TEC – Teaching English to Children. The milestone was attended by CEO of Concordia, David Kang , President of Grace Christian College, Dr. James Tan and President of Concordia Philippines, Dr. Violeta Jerusalem. The graduates were presented to the GCC Community during the school Orientation Program held at the start of schoolyear 2013-1014.
Grace Christian College is a partner of Concordia in the development of programs by using the blended learning approach - a balanced combination of distance education and face to face delivery of instruction. Distance education is any form of organized teaching and learning where the student and the teacher are physically separate and technology is used to bridge the instructional gap (Westergaard, 2007).
Shown in photos are 16 GCC faculty and three college students receiving their diploma in Concordia’s TESOL course. Grace Christian College provided the use of classrooms and computer facilities during instructions while Concordia provided the Canadian curricula in TESOL and TEC. The high encouragement and positive feedback from the GCC President Tan and the college’s managers were evidence of the success of the program.